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News in brief Climate change means changing buildings

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bre has produced a report in response predictions by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of higher temperatures, more coastal flooding, stronger winds and heavier rain in the uk over the next 50 years. The bre highlights the likely implications for the building industry, such as adjustments in the construction process, the internal environment and energy use and the building fabric itself. It stresses that a failure to adapt to the situation may have serious ramifications on our financial and physical health. The report is available from crc, tel: 0171 505 6622.

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